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Drinking Milk - Cause Male Breast (Gynecomastia)?

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Dr.Rahul Gupta 97% (27640ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani  •  12years experience
Drinking Milk - Cause Male Breast (Gynecomastia)?

The development of a girl’s breast at puberty is a major differentiating factor between the silhouette of a boy and a girl. However, sometimes, men too can develop breast tissue. This condition is known as Gynecomastia. While it is not fatal or very harmful to a person’s overall health, it can cause emotional distress and affect a person’s self-confidence.

Not only some foods can lead to breast growth in male but sometimes one of the best drinks for health "milk" can lead to the growth of breast tissue. Here we find out how to milk cause breast growth or Gynecomastia problem in men. As different milk used to be people like soy milk, almond milk, and cow milk.

Does Milk Cause Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia can be triggered by a number of factors including diet, lifestyle, hormonal imbalances, etc. One of the most surprising causes of this condition is milk. This is because milk is considered to be rich in oestrogen. When talking about milk, it can be categorized as organic and non-organic milk. In order to increase the amount of milk, a cow can produce they are often injected with hormones. Milk collected from cows who have received such treatment is known as non-organic milk while milk collected from cows who have not received any form of treatment to boost milk production can be termed as organic milk. Non-organic milk may also have a higher than normal IGF-I level. This refers to an insulin-like growth factor that aids in the development of breast tissue in men.

The main reason milk consumption is encouraged is for its high calcium levels. However, you can get your calcium from other natural sources as well. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and bok-choy are very rich in calcium and the calcium from these vegetables can be very easily absorbed by our bodies. Thus, skipping your glass of milk will not give you weak bones.

Food Items To Treat Gynecomastia in Men

After knowing that breast tissue growth occurs due to intake of cow milk, Gynecomastia can be treated but doing changes in eating habit. Increasing your intake of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower can help absorb and remove oestrogen from the digestive tract before it goes into the bloodstream. Spices like turmeric can increase testosterone levels and help balance hormones. Phytoestrogens like flax seeds and soy can also help treat gynecomastia by minimizing oestrogen levels and reducing cholesterol.

How Ayurveda Medication Helps in Gynecomastia in Men

To treats gynecomastia due to the consumption of milk, Ayurveda medication can important role. These two ayurvedic herbs that can increase the production of testosterone and thus, help maintain a balance between oestrogen and testosterone are Tribulus Terrestris and cordyceps. Red clover can also help reduce oestrogen levels. Sarsaparilla is yet another ayurvedic herb that can help treat this condition by strengthening muscles.

Diet & Exercises to Reduce Breast Tissue

To reduce the effect of breast enlargement in males due to milk, Dietary changes and herbal medicines play an important role, Men must also exercise to reduce fat tissue in the chest area. Lifting weights or chest bench presses are ideal exercises to strengthen chest muscles and reduce gynecomastia. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.


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